The Arts

Visual Arts

Art classes include instruction and practical work across many art forms, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, illustration, ceramics, sculpture and installations. The integration of technologies provides contemporary artistic design principles to be explored as methods of expression and modern design solutions.

Students learn about and develop practical experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, contemporary Australian and international art.

Visual Arts is run by a specialist Art Teacher. We have a dedicated Visual Arts room stocked with resources including craft materials, paints, inks, brushes, paper, recycled boxes for construction, etc. We have some talented student artists at our school and many local artists in our community.

Each year local mining company Saracen sponsors an Art Competition. Art works for the competition are usually completed in Term 3 with an exhibition held at the start of Term 4. Winners are announced at our End of Year Presentation Night.

Performing Arts: Drama

Drama is the expression and exploration of personal, emotional, social and cultural worlds, through role and situation, that engages, entertains and challenges. Students create meaning as drama makers, performers and audiences as they engage with and analyse their own and others’ stories and points of view.

In making and staging drama, they learn how to be focused, innovative and resourceful, collaborate and take on responsibilities for drama presentations. Students develop a sense of curiosity and empathy by exploring the diversity of drama in the contemporary world and in other times, traditions, places and cultures.